Posted By RichC on May 1, 2009
If you pay attention to technology news at all you’re probably getting fed up with Twitter — even if you find yourself tweeting, blogging and talking about it. At least once a week I hear someone say, “I don’t care what someone had for lunch.” I use to try and explain that Twitter is not just social chit-chat as it as to do with who you follow. I would go on to mention major and minor news sources, business marketers and public announcements … but I’ve given up since the anti-Twitter crowd has really already made up their mind.
Since I travel a bit, I’ve found Twitter is something simple enough to access on my Treo even if I’m just using it to kill a minute or two while interacting with friends. Other times I do find myself enjoying 140 character news briefs, weather briefs or political updates. Interestingly, earlier this week I used a short Twitter conversation to negotiate with a laptop battery company (@batteryfuel) and ended up buying a replacement from them — Batteryfuel.com.
Still, I’m wondering just how far this simplistic social networking phenomenon can go without making a profit or even having a solid business plan besides finding angel funding and selling the company to the highest bidder. If not for that latter part, I wonder what their business plan is going to be like besides telling the media that its about “creating value” rather than “making profit.”